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Day Sixteen: War Cry

Psalm 125 1 Kings 18:1-18 Ephesians 6:10-17 There are certain passages of Scripture – particularly stories of conquest in the Old Testament – that always summon the words of an old hymn now long out of favour for its militant imagery and  imperialistic associations to mind. Today’s texts do the […]

The desolation of death

*Easter Eve: John 19:38-42* Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. And so, because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and the tomb was nearby, they laid […]

Last lessons: Love

*Good Friday: John 18:1-19:42* And again another passage of Scripture says, “They will look on the one whom they have pierced.” 19:37 Saving love is costly. People humiliate us; they try to rob us of our dignity, to strip us bare; they make it their mission to alienate us, destroy […]

In the beginning

A Message for Confirmands based on John 1 and Genesis 1: 15 September 2013 In the beginning … In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning. In the beginning … In the beginning God […]